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International Trans Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating trans and non-binary people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. Celebrate the joy and resilience of trans perspectives and experiences with these stories. 

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Growing Up Trans - In Our Own Words

What does it mean to be young and transgender today? Growing Up Trans shares stories, essays, art and poetry created by trans youth aged 11 to 18. In their own words, the works illustrate the trans experience through childhood, family and daily life, school, their bodies and mental health. Together the collection is a story of the challenges, big and small, of being a young trans person.





Our Work Is Everywhere - Syan Rose

Our Work Is Everywhere is a graphic non-fiction book that underscores the brilliance and passion of queer and trans resistance.






I'm Afraid Of Men - Vivek Shraya

A powerful meditation on the damaging effects of masculinity from a trans girl--a writer with celebrated indie roots and a knack for dismantling assumptions and challenging the status quo. Toxic masculinity takes many insidious forms, from misogyny and sexual harassment to homophobia, transphobia, and bullying. Vivek Shraya has firsthand experience with nearly all of them. 





Love Lives Here - Amanda Jetté Knox

An autobiography of Amanda Jetté Knox whose son came out as transgender at the age of eleven. Her partner also came out as transgender about a year after their child did.The author is now a strong advocate for trans rights.






My Life In Transition - Julia Kaye

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed autobiographical comics collection Super Late Bloomer , documenting transgender artist Julia Kaye's life post-transition. My Life in Transition is a story that's not often told about trans lives: what happens beyond the early days of transition. Both deeply personal and widely relatable, this collection illustrates six months of Julia's life as an out trans woman--about the beauty and pain of love and heartbreak, struggling to find support from bio family and the importance of chosen family, moments of dysphoria and misgendering, learning to lean on friends in times of need, and finding peace in the fact that life keeps moving forward. 


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